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Food to win Japanese boys’ heart 2: Omurice

Posted on: July 16, 2009

With Nikujaga,  you have proved your cooking skill that matches a mother’s skill. Next is a recipe that let you show off your cuteness and playfulness. The golden recipe for cutendss is Omurice.

Omurice (omelet and rice) is a contemporary Japanese dish of seasoned fried rice, wrapped inside an omelet. Omurice was invented in Japan, and it became a popular dish cooked at home. The popularity of omurice has recently been revived due to its popularity in maid cafe. A maid cafe typically serves Omurice with ketchup drawing services by a maid. The customer can request the maid to draw their favorite word or motif on the omelette rice. This is recipe which lets you show off your cooking skill and artistic skill at the same time!

Omurice recipe:

Ingredients (serves 2) :

  • 2 cups steamed Japanese rice
  • 1/4 lb. chicken breast
  • 1/2 green peppers, chopped
  • 3 white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 3 Tbsp. ketchup
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 4 eggs

Preparation:

  1. Cook steamed rice
  2. Cut the ingredients:
    • Cut chicken into small pieces
    • Chop green pepper and onion
    • Slice mushrooms thinly
  3. Stir-fry the ingredients:
    • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet and saute chicken
    • Add onion, mushrooms, and green pepper in the skillet and saute together until softened
    • Add steamed rice in the pan and stir-fry together
  4. Sprinkle some salt and pepper. Stop the heat and add ketchup and mix well
  5. Set the seasoned rice aside
  6. Heat 1 tsp of vegetable oil in a large skillet
  7. Beat two eggs in a small bowl and pour the egg in the skillet. Quickly spread the egg and make a round omelet
  8. Place 1/4 of the seasoned rice in the middle of the omelet and fold top and bottom sides of omelet over the rice
  9. Cover the frying pan with a plate and turn them over to place the omerice in the plate
  10. Repeat this process to make four omelet rice
  11. Draw cute cartoon or write a cute message with ketchup on top of omurice just before serving
Omurice with sweet message saying "Nice job, a long day at work"

Omurice with sweet message saying "Nice job, a long day at work"

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